George Osodi

George Osodi, Nigerian Monarchs (HRH Shehu of Borno Empire Abubakar Umar Garbai El Kanemi), 2016. Image courtesy the artist

George Osodi, Nigerian Monarchs (HRH Shehu of Borno Empire Abubakar Umar Garbai El Kanemi), 2016. Image courtesy the artist

George Osodi (b. 1974, Lagos, Nigeria) lives and works in Lagos. Osodi studied Business Administration at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos. He worked as a photojournalist with Comet Newspaper in Lagos between 1999-2001, before joining the Associated Press News Agency in Lagos between 2001-2008. His photographs range between photojournalism and artistic documentary, covering topics from depictions of contemporary Nigerian monarchs through to injustices occurring in the Niger Delta over its natural resources. He was awarded first prize at the Fuji Africa Photojournalist of the Year Award in 2004 and was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Award in 2009.

He has exhibited at Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA (2015); The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK (2012); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2010); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2009); and documenta 12, Kassel, Germany (2007).